Renault Trucks to create new, eco-friendly R&D Centre in Lyon


Renault Trucks is building a brand new, eco-friendly Research & Development centre in St Priest, Lyon, France. The sustainable development, designed and constructed to the highest environmental standards, will extend over 11,300 sqm and is scheduled to open in the first half of 2021.   

This major project will further raise the reputation of the Lyon site, the Volvo Group’s second largest R&D centre. 

Part of an ambitious 5-year building programme launched by Renault Trucks and the Volvo Group to drive innovations, the new R&D centre will bring the company’s expertise under one roof; departments working together in a purpose-designed space to develop projects for Renault Trucks and other brands in the Group.

Proximity, knowledge sharing, fluidity: the pillars of a more competitive organisation
In order to create synergies, boost innovation, and ensure the success of the next Renault Trucks and Volvo Group product ranges, the new R&D centre will house more than 1,000 experts.

From offices to open spaces and creative areas, the entire building has been designed to promote innovation and knowledge sharing. Following a completely new organisational approach, engineers and researchers will work alongside purchasing teams in the three-story building.  This will facilitate collaboration between colleagues and teams, accelerating validation and realisation of development projects and innovations.

Construction on the new R&D centre, which will be built to the highest environmental standards, will commence in the summer of 2019.